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  Louisville, Kentucky
Near the city are the Louisville Zoo; the grave of President Zachary Taylor; Locust Grove, a Georgian-style mansion that was the residence of George Rogers Clark, founder of the original settlement; Farmington, a graceful Federal-style home built in 1810; and Fort Knox, a military installation housing the nation's gold reserve.
In the 19th century Louisville was a leading commercial center for the developing South and Midwest, prospering first as a transshipment point around the Falls of the Ohio, and later as a river port after a canal was constructed around the falls in 1830.
Louisville was badly damaged by tornadoes in 1890 and 1974, and by a flood of the Ohio River in 1937.
www.thecityoflouisville.com   (727 words)

 Louisville Zoo
LOUISVILLE -- The Louisville Zoo is trying to determine what caused the death of an African male lion.
The warthogs, each under 1 year old, were born to the same mother at the Louisville Zoo in Louisville, Ky., "and will now roam freely in their zoo section with...
A postmortem has failed to pinpoint the cause of death of Tsavo, the Louisville Zoo's only male lion, who was found dead in his indoor den Sunday afternoon.
conservation.mongabay.com /Louisville_Zoo.htm   (287 words)

 Baby gorilla leaving Louisville Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
LOUISVILLE -- The first gorilla ever born at the Louisville Zoo, Azizi, is spending his last weekend in town before heading to a new home in Chicago.
The zoo has averaged about 140,000 more visitors per year since the gorillas came to town, an increase of 21 percent.
The exhibit has been a boon to the zoo, which attracted nearly 800,000 visitors from July 2002 to June 2003, according to fiscal year numbers provided by zoo officials.
www.messenger-inquirer.com /news/kentucky/7166206.htm   (510 words)

 Louisville Zoo
LOUISVILLE, KY -- DECEMBER 20, 2002 Aquila, a 1,000-pound, 10-year-old male Polar bear born at the Louisville Zoo in 1992, goes on display beginning December 20, giving Zoo visitors a different kind of white Christmas.
He arrived in Louisville without incident on November 13 and went through routine quarantine conditions, which is standard procedure for animals entering an accredited zoo.
Louisville Zoo Director William Foster said, "We are proud to be part of this effort where accredited zoos, wildlife organizations and corporate partners have worked cooperatively to secure the welfare of these confiscated animals."
www.themeparkadventure.com /louisville_zoo.htm   (503 words)

 Centre College launches partnership with Louisville Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Louisville Zoo is one of six in the nation chosen to help conserve and breed fl-footed ferrets for reintroduction in the wild.
Foster commented: "This partnership with Centre College provides additional credence to the Zoo's mission 'to better the bond between people and the planet.' This long-standing relationship also enables the Zoo staff to better care for the animal collection and to encourage innovative advances in the exhibitry of the Louisville Zoo collection to the visiting community.
The Zoo, which is the official state zoo of Kentucky, features more than 1,300 animals in a variety of habitats.
www.centre.edu /web/news/1999/zoo99.html   (576 words)

 Louisville Zoo puts rare eagles on display   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
LOUISVILLE -- Now showing at the Louisville Zoo: two rare Steller's sea eagles, the largest eagle species in the world.
The zoo staff has developed a Northern evergreen forest setting for them, with a 20-foot-high screened roof to contain their flight, officials said.
The birds came to the Louisville Zoo five years ago from the San Diego Zoo, after being captured in the wild in Russia.
www.messenger-inquirer.com /news/kentucky/8076130.htm   (198 words)

 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE/HEADLINER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The biggest (literally) news is the arrival of Sabu, a male elephant brought here from Cincinnati to be the first breeding male elephant at the Louisville Zoo.
The zoo has also welcomed a new alligator for a limited stay -- but this is no ordinary alligator.
The Louisville Zoo, at 1100 Trevilian Way, is open year-round, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
www.louisville.com /loumag/apr98/headlin4.shtml   (632 words)

 Archived conservation news for Louisville Zoo
And by the time the Louisville Zoo's newest baby is grown, she will reach 400 to 600 pounds and stand about 40 inches tall.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UPI) -- In a rare theft of its kind, somebody stole a 2 1/2-foot-long boa constrictor and a jaguar pelt from the Louisville Zoo.
The 13-year-old female came from the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky, and the 6-year-old male came from the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, Minn....
conservation.mongabay.com /news/Louisville_Zoo.htm   (1926 words)

 American Zoo and Aquarium Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Louisville Zoological Garden's $12 million Gorilla Forest is a state-of-the-art, multi-habitat exhibit designed to house two or more gorilla groups and two pygmy hippopotamus.
The Exhibit Award is presented by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association for outstanding dedication to conservation issues and construction of exhibit space replicating species natural habitats.
The American Zoo and Aquarium Association was founded in 1924 and currently represents 213 accredited zoos and aquariums in North America.
www.aza.org /HonorsAwards/Exh_LouisvilleZoo   (366 words)

 [ISLANDS: LOUISVILLE ZOO]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Louisville Zoo's newest exhibit, called "Islands," is a three-acre trek into the wilds of Indonesia, the Malay Peninsula and neighboring Pacific Rim countries.
Zoo Director Dr. Bill Foster explains the underlying philosophy: "You are in the animals' world now.
The Louisville Zoo is the first zoo in the world to utilize a rotational exhibit process for a variety of species.
www.louisville.com /loumag/aug/zoo.htm   (826 words)

 Some really Great Apes
The zoo exhibit, which opens May 23, will be home to a dozen gorillas on loan from the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, which needs a temporary new home for the apes while it builds a new gorilla facility.
According to zoo information, most monkeys have tails, but apes do not; apes’ arms are longer than their legs, but monkeys’ arms are the same length as their legs or shorter; most monkeys are smaller than apes; and apes’ brains are more complex—they’re more intelligent than monkeys.
Moving indoors, you enter what the zoo calls “gorillas in the round.” They can be all around—and you’re in the center of a ring of glassed-in enclosures whose far walls are painted to look like the forest.
www.courierjournal.com /foryourinfo/031102/031102.html   (1918 words)

 Louisville Landmarks - Whittenberg Construction Company - Louisville Zoo
Louisville Landmarks - Whittenberg Construction Company - Louisville Zoo
In the year 2000, we were awarded via a "best value" bid our third project with the zoo, the $7,800,000 Gorilla Forest.
So you see, zoo construction truly is like no other type of construction.
www.wccbuild.com /landmarksarticle_zoo3.html   (383 words)

 Louisville Zoo earns horticultural accreditation
The Louisville Zoo has been accredited by a second professional association, this one focusing on its botanical and horticultural collection and exhibits.
It is among about 220 zoos and aquariums accredited by that organization, which concentrates primarily on animals and their care.
John Walczak, the zoo's director, said it is committed to using its botanical collection to promote the preservation of resources and the celebration of nature.
www.courier-journal.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050228/NEWS01/502280390/1008/news01   (378 words)

 Greater Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
As the 16th largest city in the U.S. and the largest city in Kentucky, Louisville is home to over 90 attractions, 17,000 hotel rooms and 2,500 restaurants.
The Louisville arts community has gained international acclaim and is one of only nine U.S. cities with a professional opera, ballet, theatre, orchestra and children's theatre.
Louisville's family-friendly attractions include the Belle of Louisville, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum and the Louisville Bats.
www.gotolouisville.com /index2.cfm   (138 words)

 Louisville Zoological Garden
A visit to the Louisville Zoo is like a vacation adventure.
The Zoo is open daily year round, offering four seasons to view over 1,300 exotic animals in beautiful, natural habitats.
The first chance to catch a glimpse of gorillas comes at an overlook of a 16,500 square foot Mudi Bai, a large clearing of grass occurring in the dense tropical forests of west and central Africa.
louisville-zoo.visit-louisville.com   (456 words)

 Louisville Zoo to put rare albino alligator on display   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
LOUISVILLE - A rare white alligator is on permanent display at the Louisville Zoo's HerpAquarium.
The alligator was brought to the zoo last week from an alligator farm in St. Augustine, Fla., zoo director John Walczak said.
He said zoo officials have been considering adding an albino alligator to the permanent collection since 1998, when an albino gator named Hal, on loan from a South Carolina farm, was exhibited temporarily at the zoo.
news.enquirer.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050312/NEWS0103/503120390/1059/NEWS01   (242 words)

 About the Louisville Zoo
The primary concern of the Louisville Zoo is life.
To utilize the Zoo's resources to educate people and increase their awareness of natural history, conservation issues, interrelationships among living things, responsibilities for preserving life and the impact these issues have on our planet.
To contribute to the fulfillment of the educational and recreational needs of the state, community and all Zoo visitors by providing a zoological garden which contains natural landscaping and habitats, exotic and native plant and animal collections, and appropriate visitor services.
www.ket.org /Trips/zoo/about.html   (182 words)

 The Louisville Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Louisville Zoo is testing on-line purchasing of Zoo memberships and would appreciate your participation in a brief anonymous survey to help us understand the traits of families interested in memberships and on-line purchasing.
I understand that Louisville Zoo membership benefits are valid for one year from the date of membership.
For the protection of all Zoo members, a photo ID of a primary or secondary adult member must be presented at the gate with your membership card.
fulfillment.vividimpact.com /thelouisvillezoo   (234 words)

 Education Links: Zoo - Explore the entire database of top rated Zoo sites.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Zoo Links - A park or an institution in which living animals are kept and usually exhibited to the public.
Henry Vilas Zoo, located in Madison, Wisconsin is free to the public, open year-round and supported by The Henry Vilas Zoological society.
The Kansas City Zoo sits on 202 acres of rolling hills in the middle of Swope Park, the second largest urban park in the United States.
education.bjbarton.com /links/Zoo   (860 words)

 LOUISVILLE CITY GUIDE '98/FUND-RAISER CALENDAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Louisville Ballet's 45th Anniversary -- A progressive birthday dinner bash beginning at one location for cocktails, another for dinner and a third for dessert.
Taste of the Nation -- Over 40 of Louisville's finest restaurants offer samplings of food and beverages to accompany live entertainment at the Palace Theatre from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Waterside Festival -- The for-sale wares of artists and craftspeople, hands-on craft activities and a juried art show are all part of the event.
www.louisville.com /loumag/guide98/fund.shtml   (2165 words)

 Louisville Zoo - General Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Louisville Zoo, a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA).
Look for the logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.
The Zoo’s collections, which include our botanical gardens, are also accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM).
www.louisvillezoo.org /bridge.htm   (432 words)

 The Louisville Zoo - Keep On Trippin'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The zoo has not only a train but a tram also.
Not because of the zoo, it was very well laid out, but just because we hadn't recovered from the day before.
It is easy to get thru the zoo in a day so If we're ever in the area again we may drop in for a another visit.
www.keepontrippin.com /zoos/louisville2.htm   (189 words)

 Louisville Zoo wins national award for Gorilla Forest exhibit - 2003-09-18   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Louisville Zoological Gardens has won a national award for its Gorilla Forest exhibit from the American Zoo and Aquarium Association.
The Louisville Zoo was presented with the 2003 Exhibit Award for during the AZAA's annual conference on Sept. 11 in Columbus, Ohio, according to a news release.
The exhibit's "story line" was a key factor in winning the award, which put the Louisville Zoo up against such attractions as Lincoln Park Zoo, St. Louis Zoo, Fort Worth Zoo and Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, the release said.
louisville.bizjournals.com /louisville/stories/2003/09/15/daily27.html   (676 words)

 The World According To Rex: Louisville Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
I'd never been to the Louisville Zoo so that seemed a good way to get myself outside, get some sun, and learn a little along the way.
Now the one downside that this shares with so many zoos is that they need a sign up front to tell you which exhibits and activities will not be held that day.
That's the one reason I'm not giving the zoo an A, is that they didn't bother with this most basic customer-service type of thing.
www.rexworld.com /2004/02/louisville-zoo.html   (341 words)

 American Zoo and Aquarium Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
After 14 years as Director at the Louisville Zoo, Foster assumed the role of President at the Birmingham Zoo in January 2004.
He is also a past president of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, and served as chairman of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, a worldwide effort to preserve the endangered mountain gorilla of Africa.
The American Zoo and Aquarium Association was founded in 1924 and currently represents 214 accredited zoos and aquariums in North America.
www.aza.org /Newsroom/PR_2005board   (376 words)

 Chimps at Lincoln Park Zoo get to take revenge on people _ with air gun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The apes at Lincoln Park Zoo are finally getting a chance to take their revenge on people who for years have been pounding their palms against the glass walls of the primates' old home.
Zoo officials hope the exhibit's realistic environments will give visitors new respect for apes and allow scientists to observe the apes acting as they would in the wild.
Many zoos are striving to make their ape exhibits more natural and interactive to serve an increasingly sophisticated public, said Diana DeVaughn, spokeswoman for the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky, which won a top American Zoo and Aquarium Association award last year for its gorilla exhibit.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/06/26/national1629EDT0596.DTL   (580 words)

 Louisville Zoo - Brew at the Zoo - August 28, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Louisville Zoo - Brew at the Zoo - August 28, 2004
Brew AT The Zoo Tickets are no longer avaialbe on the web site.
Day of Event tickets can be purchased at the Louisville Zoo Admission Windows.
www.lmiacentral.com /Zoo/index.htm   (46 words)

 The Louisville Zoo - Keep On Trippin'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Louisville Zoo is just about 15 minutes from downtown Louisville, KY, and easily accessible from the major thoroughfares I-64 and I-65.
There was ample parking close by the zoo but, like I said, we got there early and may have been mislead.
There are numerous concessions and restrooms located throughout the zoo and some larger cafes,like African Outpost and The Islands Cafe.
www.keepontrippin.com /zoos/louisville1.htm   (251 words)

 KET Instructional TV | Electronic Field Trip to the Louisville Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The animals and staff of the Louisville Zoological Gardens, Kentucky’s official state zoo, host a very special tour for teachers and students.
The Louisville Zoo staff and animals host a special behind-the-scenes tour for teachers and students.
Interviews with animal keepers, trainers, veterinarians, and other zoo staff members cover such topics as how elephants, seals, tapirs, and tigers are trained to make their care easier for both people and animals; how a captive-breeding program has brought the fl-footed ferret back from near extinction; how doctors work with exotic animals; and more.
www.wkzt.org /itvvideos/offering/fieldtrips/zoo.htm   (340 words)

 Welcome to the Oklahoma City Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
"The oldest zoo in the Southwest and one of the top in the nation, the Oklahoma City Zoo's 110 acres are home to more than 2,800 of the world's most exotic animals."
Also found at the zoo are the Noble Aquatic Center: Aquaticus, a Children's Zoo and Discovery Area, Herpetarium, Island Life Exhibit, Dan Moran Aviary and the Safari Tram.
Zoo in the Wild by Editrice Del Vascello
www.cpb.uokhsc.edu /okc/okczoo/zoomap.html   (176 words)

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